So, it was eleventy-bazillion degrees over the weekend which, of course, means it's time for So Cal to explode into flames. The fire is burning over an hour away from where I live and yet I could still see MASSIVE columns of smoke rising up every time I went over an overpass during the weekend. It's awful.
The only thing my area has going for it right now is that we had our big fire two years ago (Santiago Canyon) so it usually takes a while for the brush to build back up and get "fire-worthy" again.
Still, it's awful even when it's happening an hour away. I really HATE this time of year.